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HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1700 UTC FRI FEB 12 2016

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT
OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

THIS HIGH SEAS FORECAST USES 1-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS WHICH MAY BE
HIGHER THAN 10-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS.

SECURITE

NORTH PACIFIC EQUATOR TO 30N BETWEEN 140W AND 160E

SYNOPSIS VALID 1200 UTC FEB 12 2016.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC FEB 13 2016.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC FEB 14 2016.

.WARNINGS.

...GALE WARNING....
.COLD FRONT FROM 30N172W TO 23N179E TO 18N169E TO 16N160E. FRONT MOVING
E 20 KT N OF 24N AND SE 10 KT S OF 24 N. WINDS 30 TO 35 KT N OF 23N
WITHIN 240 NM E OF FRONT...AND ALSO N OF 27N W OF 175E. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT
ELSEWHERE N OF 19N WITHIN 480 NM E OF FRONT...AND ALSO OVER FORECAST
WATERS NW OF FRONT. SEAS 18 TO 22 FT NW OF A LINE FROM 30N175W TO 23N175E
TO 17N160E. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT ELSEWHERE NW OF A LINE FROM 30N167W TO 15N160E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N168W TO 23N175W TO 18N175E TO 15N165E
TO 11N160E. WINDS 30 TO 35 KT N OF 25N WITHIN 240 NM E OF FRONT. WINDS 20 TO
30 KT ELSEWHERE N OF 23N WITHIN 480 NM E OF FRONT...AND ALSO OVER FORECAST
WATERS NW OF FRONT. SEAS 18 TO 20 FT N OF 28N BETWEEN 169E AND 171W.
SEAS 12 TO 18 FT ELSEWHERE NW OF A LINE FROM 30N164W TO 18N179E TO 11N160E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N161W TO 24N167W TO 19N175W TO 15N177E TO
12N167E TO 09N160E. WINDS 30 TO 30 KT N OF 28N WITHIN 240 NM E OF FRONT...
AND ALSO WITHIN 720 NM NW OF FRONT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT WITHIN A POLYGON
BOUNDED BY 30N169E 30N157W 24N165W 13N175E 08N160E 19N160E 23N169E 30N169E.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.STATIONARY FRONT FROM 27N140W TO 23N142W.
.12 HOUR FORECAST FRONT DISSIPATED.

.HIGH NEAR 30N147W 1022 MB MOVING NE 30 KT. RIDGE FROM HIGH TO 24N162W
TO 17N179E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST HIGH N OF FORECAST AREA. RIDGE FROM 30N147W TO 21N169W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE FROM 30N147W TO 26N157W.

.RIDGE FROM 23N160E TO 19N165E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE FROM 27N160E TO 24N174E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE FROM 30N165E TO 28M178E.

.OTHERWISE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED BY 15N175W 15N140W
05N140W 01N160W 07N179W 15N175W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED BY 23N140W
05N140W 01N160W 07N179W 17N160W 15N170W 23N140W. ALSO WINDS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KT FROM 16N TO 04N W OF 170E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED BY 28N140W
05N140W 01N160W 15N163W 28N140W. ALSO WINDS 20 TO 25 KT FROM 14N TO 04N W OF
179E.

.WINDS 20 KT OR LESS REMAINDER FORECAST AREA.

.OTHERWISE....EXCEPT AS NOTED IN WARNING SECTION ABOVE...SEAS 12 TO 18 FT
N OF 11N E OF 152W. ALSO SEAS 12 TO 14 FT FROM 15N TO 02N BETWEEN 173W AND
152W. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED BY 30N160E
30N140W 02N140W 00N150W 00N167W 08N179W 28N160W 28N170W 12N160E 30N160E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST...EXCEPT AS NOTED IN WARNING SECTION ABOVE...SEAS 12 TO
14 FT WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED BY 19N140W 05N140W 03N160W 07N160W 16N150W
19N140W. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE SE OF A LINE FROM 30N143W TO 19N162W
TO 08N179E....AND ALSO ELSEWHERE NW OF A LINE FROM 30N160W TO 15N179E TO
03N160E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST...EXCEPT AS NOTED IN WARNING SECTION ABOVE...SEAS
8 TO 12 FT WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED BY 30N160E 30N155W 20N160W 25N140W
00N140W 00N160W 02N179E 02N160E 30N160E.

.SEAS 8 FT OR LOWER REMAINDER FORECAST AREA.

.ITCZ FROM 04N140W TO 04N150W 00N160W 02N171W. SCATTERED STRONG TO
SEVERE TSTMS WITHIN 120 NM OF ITCZ W OF 155W. ISOLATED MODERATE TO
STRONG TSTMS ELSEWHERE WITHIN 210 NM OF ITCZ.

.TROPICAL WAVE FROM 00N179W TO 06N177E MOVING SW 10 KT. ISOLATED MODERATE
TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 240 NM OF WAVE.

.OTHERWISE ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS S OF 03N W OF 177E.

$$

.FORECASTER BEDAL. HONOLULU HI.



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